A good soak co do wonders for your health and can be used to both prevent and address a range of issuesL
Stress is known to causes headaches, fatigue and tense, knotted muscles. The combination of heat, massage and buoyancy in a Hot Tub can relieve tension and stress, ease pressure on the joints and stimulate natural endorphin production.
Soaking in a Hot Tub prior to bedtime will help you fall into a deeper, more relaxed sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to poor concentration, mood swings and memory lapses.
Leading physios say a soak aids recovery from post-match aches and more serious muscle and joint injuries. Top sports men and women have installed Hot Tubs to keep themselves in peak mental and physical condition and to speed-up rehabilitation.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND STROKE
Research suggests that soaking in a Hot Tub for 15 minutes will lower a person’s blood pressure. New studies also reveal that Hot Tubs enhance rehabilitation for patients recovering from a stroke.
MUSCULAR ACHES AND STRAINS
Hot water increases the temperature of muscles, causing blood vessels to dilate which increases blood flow to them. This boosts circulation and reduces tension, which in turn aids relaxation. Hot Tubs also help the body to eliminate waste products, helping to detox the body.
Joint pain and inflammation due to arthritis can be eased with a Hot Tub session. The Arthritis Research Campaign recommends a morning dip to warm up joints and make movement easier throughout the day.
COLDS AND INFECTIONS
Patients with upper respiratory infections, asthma, colds and bronchitis can all benefit for Hot Tub sessions, which helps to open airways and promote the circulation of healing white blood cells.
DIABETES AND WEIGHT ISSUES
Research in the States shows that daily 30-minute session in a Hot Tub, six times a week for three weeks, can reduce blood sugar levels by an average of 13 percent.
Hot Tub use is also believed to increase metabolic rate and digestion, which research suggests could lead to weight loss of an average of 3 1/2 lbs without any change to your diet and exercise regime.